Week of April 18

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Coffee cart venture fits high school students to a tea

Troy Shantz They say humanity runs on coffee. For evidence, look to St. Patrick’s High School where a group of eager students are delivering cups of java right in the hallway. Participants in the Community Pathways program operate a mobile coffee cart each morning, selling coffee, tea and treats to staff and students while developing… Read more »

Local Goodwill Industries merged into London operation

Journal Staff Officials say there will be no local job losses resulting from the merger of Goodwill Essex Kent Lambton and London-based Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes. The two organizations are joining to improve processes and streamline practices under the Great Lakes name, said Michelle Quintyn, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes…. Read more »

City kicking the can down the road — and into a pothole

Troy Shantz & George Mathewson “It’s pothole season here all year round.” So says Tony D’Agostini, manager of public works and an overseer of Sarnia road repairs. The job of pothole patroller is delegated to one city staffer and the schedule is set a year in advance. Busier streets are inspected every few days while… Read more »

Gymnast lands scholarship

Amy Bladon of the Bluewater Gymnastics Club will attend Pennsylvania State University on a gymnastics scholarship this fall. “Amy is a genuine role model to the competitive team and also a talented coach at the club,” said executive director Rose-Ann Nathan. ‘We sure are going to miss her.” Submitted Photo

New support group for grandparents raising grandkids

Cathy Dobson Sometimes life’s plans are disrupted by decisions both heart wrenching and heartwarming. Sarnia’s Vickie Lavoie knows exactly what that feels like. She and her husband were looking forward to retirement and a quieter life when they realized their daughter’s mental health wouldn’t allow her to keep her newborn. “She couldn’t cope on her… Read more »

City police don’t want to take on animal cruelty cases

Troy Shantz Sarnia Police shouldn’t have to assume responsibility for investigating animal cruelty cases when the Humane Society stops doing it, the chief says. “I am concerned that if these calls are downloaded on police it will further tax our limited resources and also divert investigators from other incidents,” Norm Hansen said. The Ontario Society… Read more »